Composite Sketch Released in Serial Robbery Case

September 23, 2009 -

Serial Robbery Composite SketchHouston police robbery investigators have released a composite sketch of a serial robber in southwest Houston known for choking his victims until they pass out and then robbing them of their money.

The suspect is described only as a black male in his late 20s to early 30s, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, and 200 to 220 pounds. A composite sketch is attached to this news release.

The suspect tends to hide in dark areas near sidewalks, laundry rooms and mailboxes and then approaches his victims from behind. He then chokes them in an attempt to rob them of their wallets and money. Usually, the suspect is seen fleeing on foot, but has also been seen with a late 1980s or early 1990s model Ford Crown Victoria that is light gold, tan or beige.

The suspect is believed responsible for committing up to 17 robberies throughout southwest Houston since January 2009, including several robberies on Richmond.

Anyone with information on the identity of the wanted suspect is urged to call the HPD Robbery Division at 713-308-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

At 2 p.m. TODAY (Wednesday, Sept. 23) investigators from the Robbery Division and a representative from Crime Stoppers will be available to answer questions about the case at HPD Headquarters at 1200 Travis, first floor media briefing room.

JKS/JFC/RN 9-23-09

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200 .

HPD is Hiring!